RED BANK: WRITE-IN WINS BOARD SEAT

Write-in candidate Dominic Kalorin won a seat on the Red Bank school board in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial vote counts posted on the Monmouth County Clerk Wednesday. (Photo by Sue Viscomi. Click to enlarge.)

Kalorin, of South Street, won 52 percent of the 133 write-in votes cast for a one-year unexpired term for which their were no nominated candidates, according to the clerk’s data, which had not yet been certified by late Thursday.

He’ll be taking over the seat held by Juanita Lewis, a former councilwoman appointed to succeed former board president Carrie Ludwikowski, who resigned eight months into her fourth term to move to North Carolina in August, 2016. Kalorin’s election gives him the final year of Ludwikowski’s term, said board president Fred Stone.

Also in the election, Anne Amato, of Highland Avenue, won the seat being vacated by Michael Ballard, whose term ends December 31. Ballard was elected to the borough council on a ticket with incumbent Ed Zipprich in Tuesday’s election.

Incumbents Tom Labetti and Janet Jones retained their seats.

Here are the voting results for the three full terms on the ballot:
Thomas Labetti
33.30% of votes cast
1,417
Anne Amato
32.74%
1,393
Janet H. Jones
33.14%
1,410
Write-In
0.82%
35

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